Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics

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At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the athletics competition included 36 events, 24 for men and 12 for women. The women's 400 metres and women's pentathlon events were newly introduced at these Games. There were a total number of 1016 participating athletes from 82 countries.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Bob Hayes
 United States
10.0
(=WR)
Enrique Figuerola
 Cuba
10.2 Harry Jerome
 Canada
10.2
200 metres
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Henry Carr
 United States
20.3
(OR)
Paul Drayton
 United States
20.5 Edwin Roberts
 Trinidad and Tobago
20.6
400 metres
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Mike Larrabee
 United States
45.1 Wendell Mottley
 Trinidad and Tobago
45.2 Andrzej Badeński
 Poland
45.6
800 metres
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Peter Snell
 New Zealand
1:45.1
(OR)
Bill Crothers
 Canada
1:45.6 Wilson Kiprugut
 Kenya
1:45.9
1500 metres
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Peter Snell
 New Zealand
3:38.1 Josef Odložil
 Czechoslovakia
3:39.6 John Davies
 New Zealand
3:39.6
5000 metres
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Bob Schul
 United States
13:48.8 Harald Norpoth
 United Team of Germany
13:49.6 Bill Dellinger
 United States
13:49.8
10,000 metres
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Billy Mills
 United States
28:24.4
(OR)
Mohammed Gammoudi
 Tunisia
28:24.8 Ron Clarke
 Australia
28:25.8
110 metres hurdles
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Hayes Jones
 United States
13.67 Blaine Lindgren
 United States
13.74 Anatoly Mikhailov
 Soviet Union
13.78
400 metres hurdles
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Rex Cawley
 United States
49.6 John Cooper
 Great Britain
50.1 Salvatore Morale
 Italy
50.1
3000 metres steeplechase
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Gaston Roelants
 Belgium
8:30.8
(OR)
Maurice Herriott
 Great Britain
8:32.4 Ivan Belyayev
 Soviet Union
8:33.8
4×100 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Paul Drayton
Gerry Ashworth
Richard Stebbins
Bob Hayes
39.0
(WR)
 Poland (POL)
Andrzej Zieliński
Wiesław Maniak
Marian Foik
Marian Dudziak
39.3  France (FRA)
Paul Genevay
Bernard Laidebeur
Claude Piquemal
Jocelyn Delecour
39.3
4×400 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Ollan Cassell
Mike Larrabee
Ulis Williams
Henry Carr
3:00.7
(WR)
 Great Britain (GBR)
Tim Graham
Adrian Metcalfe
John Cooper
Robbie Brightwell
3:01.6  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
Edwin Skinner
Kent Bernard
Edwin Roberts
Wendell Mottley
3:01.7
20 kilometres walk
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Ken Matthews
 Great Britain
1:29:34.0
(OR)
Dieter Lindner
 United Team of Germany
1:31:13.2 Volodymyr Holubnychy
 Soviet Union
1:31:59.4
50 kilometres walk
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Abdon Pamich
 Italy
4:11:12.4
(OR)
Paul Nihill
 Great Britain
4:11:31.2 Ingvar Pettersson
 Sweden
4:14:17.4
Marathon
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Abebe Bikila
 Ethiopia
2:12:11.2
(WR)
Basil Heatley
 Great Britain
2:16:19.2 Kokichi Tsuburaya
 Japan
2:16:22.8
Long jump
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Lynn Davies
 Great Britain
8.07 m Ralph Boston
 United States
8.03 m Igor Ter-Ovanesyan
 Soviet Union
7.99 m
Triple jump
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Józef Szmidt
 Poland
16.85 m
(OR)
Oleg Fyodoseyev
 Soviet Union
16.58 m Victor Kravchenko
 Soviet Union
16.57 m
High jump
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Valeriy Brumel
 Soviet Union
2.18 m
(OR)
John Thomas
 United States
2.18 m John Rambo
 United States
2.16 m
Pole vault
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Fred Hansen
 United States
5.10 m
(OR)
Wolfgang Reinhardt
 United Team of Germany
5.05 m Klaus Lehnertz
 United Team of Germany
5.00 m
Shot put
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Dallas Long
 United States
20.33 m
(OR)
Randy Matson
 United States
20.20 m Vilmos Varju
 Hungary
19.39 m
Discus throw
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Al Oerter
 United States
61.00 m
(OR)
Ludvik Danek
 Czechoslovakia
60.52 m Dave Weill
 United States
59.49 m
Javelin throw
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Pauli Nevala
 Finland
82.66 m Gergely Kulcsár
 Hungary
82.32 m Jānis Lūsis
 Soviet Union
80.57 m
Hammer throw
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Romuald Klim
 Soviet Union
69.74 m
(OR)
Gyula Zsivótzky
 Hungary
69.09 m Uwe Beyer
 United Team of Germany
68.09 m
Decathlon
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Willi Holdorf
 United Team of Germany
7887 Rein Aun
 Soviet Union
7842 Hans-Joachim Walde
 United Team of Germany
7809

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Wyomia Tyus
 United States
11.4 Edith McGuire
 United States
11.6 Ewa Kłobukowska
 Poland
11.6
200 metres
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Edith McGuire
 United States
23.0
(OR)
Irena Kirszenstein
 Poland
23.1 Marilyn Black
 Australia
23.1
400 metres
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Betty Cuthbert
 Australia
52.0
(OR)
Ann Packer
 Great Britain
52.2 Judy Amoore
 Australia
53.4
800 metres
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Ann Packer
 Great Britain
2:01.1
(WR)
Maryvonne Dupureur
 France
2:01.9 Marise Chamberlain
 New Zealand
2:02.8
80 metres hurdles
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Karin Balzer
 United Team of Germany
10.5 Teresa Ciepły
 Poland
10.5 Pam Kilborn
 Australia
10.6
4×100 metres relay
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 Poland (POL)
Teresa Ciepły
Irena Kirszenstein
Halina Górecka
Ewa Kłobukowska
43.6
(WR)
 United States (USA)
Willye White
Wyomia Tyus
Marilyn White
Edith McGuire
43.9  Great Britain (GBR)
Janet Simpson
Mary Rand
Daphne Arden
Dorothy Hyman
44.0
Long jump
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Mary Rand
 Great Britain
6.76 m
(WR)
Irena Kirszenstein
 Poland
6.60 m Tatyana Schelkanova
 Soviet Union
6.42 m
High jump
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Iolanda Balaş
 Romania
1.90 m
(OR)
Michele Brown
 Australia
1.80 m Taisia Chenchik
 Soviet Union
1.78 m
Shot put
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Tamara Press
 Soviet Union
18.14 m
(OR)
Renate Culmberger
 United Team of Germany
17.61 m Galina Zybina
 Soviet Union
17.45 m
Discus throw
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Tamara Press
 Soviet Union
57.27 m
(OR)
Ingrid Lotz
 United Team of Germany
57.21 m Lia Manoliu
 Romania
56.97 m
Javelin throw
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Mihaela Peneş
 Romania
60.54 m Márta Rudas
 Hungary
58.27 m Yelena Gorchakova
 Soviet Union
57.06 m
Pentathlon
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Irina Press
 Soviet Union
5246
(WR)
Mary Rand
 Great Britain
5035 Galina Bystrova
 Soviet Union
4956

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 14 7 3 24
2  Soviet Union (URS) 5 2 11 18
3  Great Britain (GBR) 4 7 1 12
4  United Team of Germany (EUA) 2 5 3 10
5  Poland (POL) 2 4 2 8
6  New Zealand (NZL) 2 0 2 4
7  Romania (ROU) 2 0 1 3
8  Australia (AUS) 1 1 4 6
9  Italy (ITA) 1 0 1 2
10  Belgium (BEL) 1 0 0 1
 Ethiopia (ETH) 1 0 0 1
 Finland (FIN) 1 0 0 1
13  Hungary (HUN) 0 3 1 4
14  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 2 0 2
15  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 0 1 2 3
16  Canada (CAN) 0 1 1 2
 France (FRA) 0 1 1 2
18  Cuba (CUB) 0 1 0 1
 Tunisia (TUN) 0 1 0 1
20  Japan (JPN) 0 0 1 1
 Kenya (KEN) 0 0 1 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

Coordinates: 35°40′41″N 139°42′53″E / 35.6781°N 139.7147°E / 35.6781; 139.7147